Coeliac Disease

How common is Coeliac Disease?

2018-02-02 15:24 #0 by: Leia

Research shows that coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people in the UK and 1 in 70 Australians. Nevertheless, it is thought that 500,000 people in the UK alone are yet to be diagnosed, underdiagnosis is a big problem but recent years have seen an increase in diagnosis rates owing to the improved awareness of the condition. 

Although Coeliac is most common in Europe and North America it still affects all ethnic groups and is common southern Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America.

Did you think Coeliac Disease was this common or does this number surprise you?

All the best, Leia

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2018-02-03 18:34 #1 by: Evelina

This number sort of surprises me. I don't know that many people with it. 4 in total. In fact, I don't know anyone back in California that has it. Confused

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2018-02-03 19:09 #2 by: Leia

#1 that's surprising in itself because the gluten free options in the USA seemed a lot higher, but it seems less have coeliac there.

All the best, Leia

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